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My chest hurts when I drink cold water. Under my stirnum

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My chest hurts when I drink cold water. Under my stirnum Warm water doesn't bother me, one food or anything else.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 6 years ago.

Dr B :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr B :

This may be an esophageal spasm triggered by the cold water you drink

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : Will it go away and what can I do in the meantime. I have no other symptoms. And I feel fine otherwise
Dr B :

When did it start?

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : Last week. It's a litlle better
Dr B :

This is likely to subside with time, it may take a few weeks (2-3)

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : What caused this.
Dr B :

In the mean time you should avoid the cold beverages

Dr B :

Do you smoke or drink?

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : No
Dr B :

Good, it is possible something you ate created a small tear or irritation

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : Wouldn't I have other symptoms
Dr B :

No, you would not

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : Is this serious and Should I go see my doctor
Dr B :

Many times the only symptom is pain from your esophagus

Dr B :

If it persists beyond 2 weeks from today, then you should see your docotr, he will be able to prescribe medication that will stop the pain

JACUSTOMER-zl462sec- : Ok thank you
Dr B :

You're welcome
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